​Republican candidate Ted Cruz to visit UB

Cruz is the third presidential candidate visit to Buffalo in less than a week


Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be the second presidential candidate to visit UB in less than four days.

Cruz is set to speak at the Katharine Cornell Theatre in the Ellicott Complex on UB’s North Campus on Thursday morning, according to WGRZ. The event will be a town hall meeting in accordance with MSNBC at the North Campus venue that holds 340 people. It will start at 11 a.m.

Cruz’s visit will be much smaller than the rally Bernie Sanders held this past Monday at Alumni Arena, which drew nearly 11,000 supporters inside and outside the venue.

Donald Trump, Cruz’s Republican opponent, is set to speak at the First Niagara Center on April 18, one day before the New York primary.

Cruz’s speech will last roughly one hour and there will be a Q&A opportunity after the speech.

Jordan Grossman is the co-senior sports editor and can be reached at jordan.grossman@ubspectrum.com. Follow him on Twitter @jordanmgrossman